September 24, 2018
Today at the Ignite Conference in Orlando Florida, Microsoft debuted a major change to the calculation engine. Every function is now treated as an array formula and there is no more need to press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. This will lead to a rapid increase in the number of functions introduced in Office 365.
September 18, 2018
Build 1810 of Excel in Office 365 introduces a new threaded comment style. Thankfully, the old comments are still around, now called Notes.
August 30, 2018
I was doing a webinar for Excel4Apps on Modern Pivot Tables and I mentioned how I hated the default Compact Layout. Ronnie Wilson was watching the webinar and sent a note through the Q&A panel that you can add the Show in Tabular Form icon in the Quick Access Toolbar.
August 29, 2018
A new Help tab appears in Excel during 2018. The Excel 2003 Help menu was reduced to a circled question mark at the top right corner of Excel 2007 - Excel 2016. Help is now a full Ribbon tab.
August 28, 2018
In a was against their customers stuck on buying perpetual licenses of Excel 2016 or Excel 2019, Microsoft introduced a new Ribbon shortly *after* finishing Excel 2019. You read that correctly - if you fork over $399 to buy Excel 2019 when it is released later this fall, you will be stuck with the older-looking interface. Customers with Office 365 will have the new interface.
August 27, 2018
Pivot tables now support cell-level formatting. Office 365 version Version 9029.2xxxx or later has the feature.
August 23, 2018
How can you select an Excel slicer using the keyboard? Yesterday, I covered the Excel F6 Loop, but that won't let you select a slicer. Is there a way using only the keyboard to select and interact with Slicers in Excel?
August 22, 2018
I love keyboard shortcuts. I use hot keys for everything. But I've got a real doozy for you today. I have a worksheet named "Podcast Content". My mouse and trackball are dead. How can you rename the worksheet?
August 21, 2018
Inclusive Design benefits everyone. Excel has a new focus on helping you to make sure the workbooks you create are easier for someone using a screen reader or other adaptive technologies.
August 20, 2018
Word comes with a powerful search capability. Using wildcards is also a great feature. However, it is possible to use VBA and VBScript Regular Expressions library together for more sophisticated searches. Today we discuss how to get RegEx into the VBA, and make complicated searches easier.
August 7, 2018
Office 365 subscribers will soon start seeing a new feature on the Data tab: Linked Data Types for geography or stocks.
August 6, 2018
Although Excel is not a word processing application, sometimes you might need to change the given text to Sentence Case. There is a way to do this by combining some text functions for a single sentence, but multiple sentences. Today we will discuss about a VBA solution to achieve this in Excel.